Mother Nature just can't seem to make up her mind. Snowmaking is currently on hold while we get through this warm and wet spell. Things should return to a more wintry feel this weekend, and we plan to have things ready for Opening Day on December 10. See you then.
Deep turns down at Timberline this morning. The snow has slowed down, but not before it left us with 25" over the past 72 hours. Snowmaking is coming along nicely and temps look favorable for good production through the week.
Opening Day Update: We've been receiving a lot of interest about when Opening Day is, and we're not surprised. The storm we just received fell on an unfrozen and soggy base after the nearly 60 degree temperatures we saw last weekend. Unfortunately those temps killed prior snowmaking efforts that were made up to that point. We did get back to snowmaking as soon as temps allowed and are currently building a base at the top of Vista. There is still quite a bit of work to be done around the mountain, filling in water bars, cover bare spots, etc.
Opening Day is scheduled for December 10. But, we will continue our efforts through the weekend and provide an update as to if we can open earlier by early next week. Rest assured, our mountain ops and snowmaking teams are working hard to get things ready. As soon as we're good to go, we'll be spinning the lifts for you. See you soon.
Attempts to make it to the top of Vista to take pictures of the snowmaking production were foiled by the nearly 3' snow drifts. We've picked up an additional 6-8" over the course of the day, bringing the storm up to a whopping 20".